Ok, look that this beautiful gifset people.
It doesn’t seem like much but this is Jafar people.
This man used to grab her by the neck and shake her like a ragdoll. More than once, he used magic and violence, his rage overpowering him at the instance of her challenging him.
Now look. Look at his face. He takes her hand gently. He doesn’t pull, yank or sharply grab her. It is kind and gentle. And most of all, look at his face. Do you see anger? Do you see fury? Is he ready to wrap his hands around her delicate throat and throttle her?
LOOK AT THIS GROWTH.
Had I not seen it with eyes in this gif, I wouldn’t believe it.
I hate to say something nice (trust me, it’s so hard. Especially because Jane wrote this and given how wobbied Rumple has become) about OuAt, I really do, but I tip my hat to them at this scene.
His character actually deserved to have a scene like this with her. We know he can love and his is driven to his actions because he’s been denied love his whole life, to see a spark of kindness and gentleness, when not more than two episodes before he was cutting feet off small animals to get what he wanted, is a bit shocking. I know when I was told about this scene I was like “did he rip her arm out of her socket?” When it mentioned he took her hand. I couldn’t believe he could be tender to her, not with his past, but look. Here it is.
Sorry to ramble!!
Oh please ramble away! :D
THIS! All of this!! :D
Not to mention that Jafar takes her hand after she just snapped at him! He’s angry as fuck that Cyrus escaped, the Red Queen interrupts him mid-rant, and his response to that? He gently takes her hand. And there’s something so vulnerably desperate and painfully beautiful in the way he does it. Like he’s pleading with her.
Ugh. I can’t. My new favorite scene, this one! :D Brilliantly written, brilliantly acted out. Brilliant character and relationship development. Just brilliant!
And notice how scared as hell the Tweedle is in the background! He’s scared as hell his Queen is going to be killed but nope, the opposite happened.
LOL, yes! And I think the Queen herself was kind of unsure there for a moment. Her expression in the third gif is quite uneasy. But once she sees that she has indeed taken his respect, and he isn’t taking it back, she’s all flirty and playful again. :D
Ugh. I love them so much!